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Homelessness

Homeless Court in Cambridge
Cambridge

In Cambridge Homeless Court, Another Chance

Cambridge District Homeless Court offers monthly sessions to adjudicate on misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges, as well as outstanding warrants, against people experiencing homelessness in the Cambridge area.

Homeless Court in Cambridge
Harvard Square

Homeless Court in Cambridge

The homeless court, the venue where Cambridge judges hold trials for homeless individuals, is held at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square.

Smith Center Homelessness
Harvard Square

Smith Center Homelessness

The Smith Campus Center has policies that prohibit individuals from sleeping in its common spaces.

Yard Sale
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Business Association Holds Charity Yard Sale for Homeless Shelter

Square residents ventured out in the cold to Brattle Street Saturday to shop and support their neighbors at a charity yard sale for the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. The event, which was organized by the Harvard Square Business Association, raised nearly $2,000 for the homeless shelter.

35 Years of MayFair
Harvard Square

Cafe Staffed By Homeless to Open Near Harvard Square In Fall 2018

Breaktime will offer vocational training, employment, and career mentorship to its employees, according to co-founders Connor Schoen ’21 and Tony Shu ’21.

First Parish Church
City Politics

Homeless Court’s Move To Harvard Square Brings Improved Accessibility

The Cambridge District Homeless Court has begun holding sessions at its new location in the First Parish Church, at the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Church Street.

PBHA
College

PBHA Holds Second Annual Housing Awareness Week

Harvard students collaborated with community organizations, called their legislators, and discussed increasing rates of homelessness as part of the Phillip Brooks House Association’s annual Housing Awareness Week.

Y2Y
On Campus

Y2Y

Y2Y, a shelter for homeless youth, is located in the basement of First Parish church in Harvard Square.

Y2Y
Harvard Square

Harvard Square Shelters Fight to Serve in Winter

In the wintertime, Y2Y and HSHS must navigate extreme weather conditions with a skeleton staff—watching the demand for overnight beds rise while the volunteer pool shrinks.

Snow Cycle
Around Town

Winter for Cambridge’s Homeless

"We are fortunate to have all these other providers along with us, that though not connected to us, are contributing to this unified effort to help people stay out of the cold when the weather hits.”

Cambridge Senior Center
Cambridge

Cambridge Senior Center

The new Warming Center for the homeless in Central Square is located in the basement of the Cambridge Senior Center.

First Parish Church
Religion

Cambridge District 'Homeless Court' to Move to Harvard Square

The Homeless Outreach Program of the Cambridge Police Department coordinated the move with the Cambridge District Court, the Harvard Square Business Association, and First Parish Church.

First Parish Church
Homelessness

First Parish Church

The Cambridge District Court will relocate its “homeless court” to the First Parish Church in Harvard Square in early December.

Spare Change News
Around Town

A Voice in the Square: Spare Change News

Spare Change News’ connection to Harvard goes beyond the newspaper’s location.

Boston

Downtown Boston Rotary Holds Sock Drive For Local Homeless Shelters

“We cannot raise $50,000 to build new classrooms, but what we can do is get socks,” said an organizer of the drive.

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